Experimental Brain Research

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 354-356

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Place aversion induced by the substance P analogue, dimethyl-C7, is not state dependent: implication of substance P in aversion

  • P. J. ElliottAffiliated withDepartment of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University

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Intraventricular infusion of the stable substance P analogue, DiMethyl-C7, was found to produce aversion in a place conditioning paradigm. This effect was independent of state dependent learning since the place aversion was also seen when the subjects were tested under the influence of the drug. A role for substance P in aversion is discussed.

Key words

Substance P Substance P agonists DiMethyl-C7 Place conditioning